The Weekly Smile August 8, 2019

School is almost here and I’m ready-for everyone else’s kids to go back. But that means mine does too and I won’t get the extra time I want. What happened to summer going until September?

It’s been a hectic week, but over the last 4-5 days there’s been some positive.

First, the company I sent my samples to were not interested. That news sucked bad-and then a friend from church called (same day) and asked if I wanted to be a vendor at an upcoming pet and car show in September. Well, God only opens the doors that He wants you in. Through tears I said of course, and apologized to God for once again not fully trusting His plan. This human thing is hard.

Second, this last weekend I did nothing exciting. I stayed in with my kids and we had an art therapy weekend.

My 11 year old painted this with acrylics-only his second time to ever paint on canvas I must add. Dude is good y’all.

My 6 year old wanted to work on her lion.

Yeah my teenager didn’t paint on canvas, but he did join us at the table to work on his custom hot wheel he’s making.

And I did the two on the left to complete a set of three. They are all 18″x24″ in wrapped 3″ canvas. This makes them look small, but they bring great color to the house. I’m waiting back to hear if they will go in the gallery or not. I’m aching to paint more, but I need to focus on the car show as well. I need more time!!

This morning started off rough, and then all of the sudden…

This sold In one of the stock photo places I’m part of. It may be $2, it may be more-but I’m not complaining. A sale is a sale, and someone likes it. I’m thankful and blessed.

So outside of that, it’s just hectic trying to get all the kids ready for school, dealing with other people’s BS, trying to keep cool in my own bs, oh and I wrote my testimony for Celebrate Recovery. Man that made me some kind of grumpy and irritable mess! But I did it, and I’m glad. If I can encourage one person, then I’m serving a purpose.

One last thing-this gluten free thing is making such a huge difference for me. It’s hard-but I can feel the progress. And I haven’t bloated to the size of a pregnant lady about to give birth since the week of July 4th! Y’all it’s so amazing. I’ve got a long way to go-but it’s a positive start!

And my cooking is getting better! 😊

The Weekly Smile August 8, 2019

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6 Responses to The Weekly Smile August 8, 2019

  1. Mike Ross says:

    Congratulations on the sale! Have you tried Flaxseed? I make Flaxseed wraps every day for lunch and love them. Two minutes in the microwave for each one. If you’re interested Google Wheat Belly Flaxseed Wraps recipe.

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  2. trentpmcd says:

    An art therapy weekend with the kids sounds great. Cool that you can be a vendor at the cr show.

    Liked by 1 person

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